One of the 50 NFL MVP voters is not a fan of Aaron Rodgers and his off-the-field antics.
Chicago-area sportswriter Hub Arkush, who holds an MVP vote this year, said that he wasn’t going to vote for Rodgers because he felt the Packers QB is a “bad guy” and “the biggest jerk in the league.”
“I don’t think you can be the biggest jerk in the league and punish your team, and your organization and your fan base the way he did and be the Most Valuable Player,” Arkush said. “Has he been the most valuable on the field? Yeah, you could make that argument, but I don’t think he is clearly that much more valuable than Jonathan Taylor or Cooper Kupp or maybe even Tom Brady. So from where I sit, the rest of it is why he’s not gonna be my choice. Do I think he’s gonna win it? Probably. A lot of voters don’t approach it the way I do, but others do, who I’ve spoken to. But one of the ways we get to keep being voters is we’re not allowed to say who we are voting for until after the award has been announced. I’m probably pushing the envelope by saying who I’m not voting for. But we’re not really supposed to reveal our votes.”
Arkush was asked if it’s against the rules to vote against Rodgers because he feels he’s a jerk.
There’s no guidelines,” “We are told to pick the guy who we think is most valuable to his team. And I don’t think it says anywhere, ‘strictly on the field,’ although I do think he hurt his team on the field by the way he acted off the field. They’re gonna get the No. 1 seed anyway, but what if the difference had come down to the Chiefs game, where he lied about being vaccinated, and they ended up getting beat?”
Arkush was blasted by fans over his MVP voting stance on Rodgers.
— Casey Hayward (@show_case29) January 5, 2022
The #NFL should immediately take away @Hub_Arkush’s ability to vote on the MVP due to his open bias. Hub, your ego is bigger than your talent. Hope you enjoy the one source of power in your life. I hope you’re dealt with accordingly.
— Evan Massey (@massey_evan) January 5, 2022
Hub Arkush has made a mockery of sports media by letting his feelings impact his valuable MVP vote because he thinks Aaron Rodgers is a “bad guy.” Pathetic and more than worthy of losing his vote. Smh!
— Jordan Schultz (@Schultz_Report) January 5, 2022